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Sharing the latest Assistive Technology news, tips, products, accessibility information and success stories with you. If you would like to contribute an article or share an upcoming event or activity, please use this link to Contact Us and  review the “Guidelines for Articles” post.

Guidelines for Article Submissions

By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: |

Want to share your articles, information and/or upcoming event? We would love to hear from you & include your contributions in the next CTTAP News e-newsletter and on our blog! Article Submission Guidelines are: One feature article of 1,200-2,000 words Several general articles of 600 words max Digital Accessibility Tip Column [...]

Featured Item: The GrandPad

By |April 13th, 2020|Categories: Product Spotlight|Tags: |

Written by EASTCONN, Where Learning Comes to Life, Assistive Technology Library During these uncertain times our reliance on technology to stay connected with family and friends is more important than ever.  Designed with seniors in mind,  the GrandPad simplifies the interface to the basic features offered in many other tablets.  [...]

March 4, 2020 National Assistive Technology Awareness Day!

By |March 4th, 2020|Categories: Events|Tags: |

Written by Arlene Lugo, Program Director, CT Tech Act Project The U.S. Senate has designated Wednesday, March 4, 2020, as National Assistive Technology Day to raise awareness about Assistive Technology devices and services used to increase independence and allow for inclusion of individuals with disabilities, as well as older adults [...]

Accessibility Tip: Everyone Uses Captions!

By |March 4th, 2020|Categories: ICT Accessibility|Tags: , , |

Written by Adam Kosakowski, M.Ed., ATP, Assistive Technology Specialist at New England Assistive Technology (NEAT), an Oak Hill Center If you’re deaf or hard of hearing or know someone in that population, you likely know about captioning and how it’s needed on videos in order for them to be accessible. [...]

Working Together to Support Independence

By |March 4th, 2020|Categories: AT Success Stories|Tags: |

Written by Stacy Fulton, ​EASTCONN Assistive Technology Specialist, ATP, OTR/L, CAPS In the Spring of 2019, Connecticut’s State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, made available an opportunity for one-time funding for “Individuals with Significant Cognitive Disabilities.” Eastford Public Schools, in collaboration with EASTCONN’s Woodstock Academy Cooperative, proposed and [...]

Smartwatches as Assistive Technology

By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Product Spotlight|Tags: , , |

Written by Nicole Natale, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP, CREC Resource Group There is no denying the rise in popularity of wearable technologies, especially smartwatches. The market is saturated with many devices that have a multitude of features. Smartwatches provide many benefits to people with disabilities and can be used as part of [...]

Gift of Technology

By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, Product Spotlight|Tags: |

Written by Shannon Taber, Assistive Technology Specialist, United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern CT In November of 2019, United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern Connecticut asked local schools to nominate students with disabilities for the “Gift of Technology.” We are happy to announce that we were able to select 18 individuals to receive [...]

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